Brendan Burns Logs 1:44s in 200 Fly/200 Back Double as IU Overpowers Ohio State


  • January 22, 2021
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Results


  • Scores
    • Indiana 166, Ohio State 134
  • Notable absences
    • OSU: Georgia White

The Indiana University women were powered by their sprinters and breaststrokers in a win over the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes, opening with a narrow 400 medley relay win, 3:40.58 to 3:41.20. It’s a big win for Indiana over the defending Big Ten conference champions.

In the breaststrokes, sophomore Emily Weiss was a double winner, going 1:01.15 in the 100 and 2:12.09 in the 200. Her teammate Noelle Peplowski posted runner-up finishes in both (1:01.99/2:12.89). In the 200, Mac Looze (2:16.55) and Abby Kirkpatrick (2:16.91) touched third and fourth, respectively, for IU.

In the sprint free, Ashley Turak snagged wins in the 50 free (22.86) and the 100 free (50.11). Indiana had success in mid-distance free, too, with Josie Grote posting a 1:49.32 in the 200 and Ella Ristic nabbing the win in the 500 free (4:52.38); Ristic was the 200 free runner-up (1:49.44), while Grote touched second in the 500 (4:54.45).

Hoosier freshman Elizabeth Broshears claimed her first collegiate dual meet win today, posting a 53.94 to take the 100 fly; she was only two-tenths off of her lifetime best 53.75 from 2018. Sophomore Carla Gildersleeve picked up the 200 fly win for Indiana, too (2:01.50).

Targeting a thin Indiana backstroke group, Ohio State made moves in those events. Brynna Wolfe grabbed the sweep, going 55.01 in the 100 and 2:00.03 in the 200. Sally Tafuto and Katie Trace were two other winners for OSU, Tafuto going 10:03.12 in the 1000 free in an OSU 1-2-3 sweep and Trace going 4:18.72 in the 400 IM to beat IU’s Peplowski (4:19.24).

IU freshman Anne Fowler continued her unbeaten streak while in official college competition, scoring 356.18 in the 1-meter and 372.75 in the 3-meter.

Ohio State closed the meet with a win in the 200 free relay at 1:30.79, getting 22.3’s on the third and fourth legs from Emily Crane and Kit Kat Zenick.


  • Scores
    • Indiana 185, Ohio State 115
  • Notable absences
    • IU: Bruno Blaskovic

The Hoosier men were hard to stop today, powered by a triple from sophomore Brendan Burns.

Burns first swam on IU’s A 400 medley relay, splitting a 46.67 on the fly leg. Their A went 3:11.89, and their B 3:12.56 for a 1-2 sweep, their B relay touching a good two seconds ahead of Ohio State’s A. Freshman Tomer Frankel was a touch faster than Burns on the B relay for Indiana, splitting a 46.55 on that fly leg. Jacob Steele (47.43) also out-split A relay’s Gabriel Fantoni (47.98) on the backstroke lead-off.

Burns claimed the 200 fly for his first individual win, posting a 1:44.67 to win by almost three seconds. He hit almost the same time in the 200 back coming out of the first break, going 1:44.87, before he rounded out his meet with a 47.08 in the 100 fly, beating Frankel this time (47.54). In the 200 free, Frankel did get a win, posting a 1:37.42 to out-duel Paul Delakis of OSU (1:38.18). Delakis is the top returning 200 freestyler in the Big Ten from last season.

Indiana added more wins in diving, with Andrew Capobianco sweeping both boards: he scored 417.00 in the 1-meter and 473.55 in the 3-meter.

Jason Mathews led OSU with two individual victories, successfully completing the breaststroke sweep (53.28/1:57.73). In the 50 free, Sem Andreis eked out a nail-biter, hitting a 19.84 to knock-off IU’s Jack Franzman (19.85). Franzman was untouchable in the 100 free, though, the only finisher under 44 with a 43.47.

Also picking up victories for OSU were Hunter Armstrong, a transfer from West Virginia, and the aforementioned Delakis. Armstrong was 47.06 in the 100 back, ahead of Steele (47.59), as he moves to the #21 spot in the country this season. In the 400 IM, Delakis was 3:54.79, winning by over four seconds.

To close the meet, Indiana split 19’s across the board to hit a 1:19.16, just ahead of OSU (1:19.64). Andreis had the best split in the field (19.45).

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2 years ago

Where are the rankings now?? IU proved themselves to be a dominant force and heavy favorite to win NCAAs, therefore they must be number 1. Congratulations to Coach Looze and his staff on an exceptional win!!!

Reply to  HoosierDaddy
2 years ago

HoosierDaddy, you took the words right out of my mouth. Beers on me!

2 years ago

Taper time

Reply to  swimfin5
2 years ago

Don’t they have another duel?

2 years ago

Great wins tonight for the IU Hoosiers! Congrats to all and God Bless “The GOAT Coach”, Ray Looze!

Reply to  Guerra
2 years ago

That was a classic IU Win great job boys

Buckeye Nation
2 years ago

Where’s White and Gilbert ?? Weren’t at Penn State either…

Last edited 2 years ago by Buckeye Nation
Reply to  Buckeye Nation
2 years ago

Both are done for the year.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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